State-of-the art production lines combined with more than 65 years of experience are the key to the high quality colorants, Karl Finke GmbH & Co. KG, a worldwide operating family-owned company, produces in Wuppertal (Germany). Apart from granulated masterbatches and pigment powders, Finke offers liquid dyes and coloring pastes, tailored to fit almost any type of plastics application. Every year Finke’s colorists develop about 8,000 colorants in accordance with specifications of customers from industries like cosmetics- and food packaging, medical technology, automotive, furniture, electronics and toys.
Innovation and state-of-the-art technology
The wide product range of pigment preparations for plastics includes master batches, pigment mixtures, liquid dyes, and coloring pastes and offers tailored solutions for almost every type of plastic, ranging from thermoplastics and duroplastics for various applications, PET, PVC, polyurethane and epoxy resins to unsaturated polyester resins. During the color selection process, Finke’s colorists work in close co-operation with plastics processors.
Each year, they develop more than 8,000 new color shades in accordance with customer specification. “We place great emphasis on the comprehensive support of our customers. Our experienced technicians and colorists advise the users from the design stage to the end product,” says managing director Felix Finke explaining the success of his concept.
At Finke innovation is seen as not just being the continuous development of the product range. Continuous investments in its own laboratory and analytics department are just as important. For optimum results, Finke works with the original material of the customer and simulates individual production conditions in its own laboratory, because the right dye or pigment composition depends not only on the polymer and envisaged application but also to a large extend on the type of processing. Finke‘s technicians can simulate the exact production conditions of numerous processing methods, ranging from various injection moulding and extrusion methods to blow moulding, on state-of-the-art equipment.
Providing innovative color solutions Karl Finke GmbH supports users from design stage to final product.
Karl Finke GmbH & Co. KG, with registered office in Wuppertal (Germany), ranks among the largest medium-sized manufacturers of pigment preparations for the plastics’-processing industry in Europe. The high-quality master batches, liquid paints, color pastes and pulverised pigment preparations are used in cosmetics’ and foodstuffs’ packaging, in injection-moulding applications, in technical components, in film- processing as well as in the automotive and furniture industries.
With more than 65 years of experience in the sector, the ISO 9001, 14001 and 50001-accredited company prides itself in its ability to accompany its customers and their products from the design phase all the way through to start of production. State-of-the-art technical equipment is the customer’s guarantee of a second-to-none, application-specific advisory service in colors, all of which can take place either in the company’s in-house laboratory facility or on the customer’s own premises.
As an independent company, Karl Finke GmbH & Co. KG operates distribution bases in numerous different countries and exports its products on a worldwide scale.